Lerwick Town Hall
Grid referrence: HU 4741 (Lerwick)
Date: 19th century AD
Imposing Town Hall, designed in Scottish Baronial style by Alexander Ross. Ross was a well-reputed architect of public buildings in his time. He was especially known for his school buildings and their 'modular design' which he introduced to keep the building costs as low as possible.
The building contractor was John M. Aitken, and this was his first major building contract.
The crennellated clock-tower was not part of Ross's original design but included on demand of the 'building committee' and added a lot to the permanently increasing construction costs.
The Stained Glass Windows
The beautiful stained glass windows in the Town Hall show many people who have been important in the history of Shetland, Norway and Scotland.
For more details, follow this link to The Town Hall Windows
But without a doubt the window with the most interesting story is that of the Hamburg Window